16 Oct, 2019

Was Columbus a Psychopath?

2019-10-16T00:06:06+00:00October 16th, 2019|

Why bother addressing the question the day after his day? Or after Indigenous People's Day? Why bother? Why bother understanding the story? Or ourselves for that matter. After all, it’s history. Shouldn’t our history, our stories, remain in the past. It [...]

4 Nov, 2018

The Hills of Heroes: Vercingetorix

2018-11-04T01:40:54+00:00November 4th, 2018|

The Massif Central. An ancient landscape. To stand in its embrace is to experience the soul of France. In its heart, the Chaine des Puys is a line of 80 dormant volcanoes that run along a north-south axis. The capital [...]

20 Jun, 2018

5 Books that Inspired Me to Write Suspense Thrillers

2018-06-20T22:07:23+00:00June 20th, 2018|

In May, I had the opportunity to post about the 5 books that inspired me to write my coming-of-age suspense thriller. It sounds easy. Or at least, it sounds like it should be easy. In fact, picking the 100 books [...]

5 Jun, 2018

Moros y Cristianos and an Entangled History

2018-06-05T00:35:31+00:00June 5th, 2018|

1 Tb olive oil 2 garlic cloves 2 c enriched long-grain white rice 2 c water 2 c black bean soup Salt to taste Lemon slices for garnish Strain the black bean soup to separate the liquid and beans. In [...]

13 May, 2018

Immigration and Other Thoughts on Being American

2018-05-13T19:42:33+00:00May 13th, 2018|

It is Mother's Day and I am grateful that I can celebrate it. That I am allowed to utter my gratitude. And that is the reason I decided to write today. I hope you will forgive me for stepping into [...]

23 May, 2017

Ode to a Google Doodle

2018-05-24T17:43:23+00:00May 23rd, 2017|

A year ago today, google doodled Richard Oakes. I love google. Even when they were AI pretending to be IA and then did the old switcheroo and admitted it – well, sort of. I am prone to swim in strong [...]

19 Feb, 2017

The Last Letter

2018-02-03T02:22:38+00:00February 19th, 2017|

When Pearl Harbor happened, it was like an itch that commanded the big scratch. The day it happened, Grandad called his kids in to hear the radio. You could hear a pin drop but for the announcer and his dramatic [...]

15 Feb, 2017

An idyllic time …

2018-02-03T02:22:47+00:00February 15th, 2017|

It’s easy to believe that a floodgate can just open and spill its guts. Years of retaining soaking rains and melting snow gone in a second. Like that, an avalanche of water crashes and crushes everything. But any good engineer [...]

2 Feb, 2017

A writer' life – at the heart of the thing.

2018-02-03T02:22:57+00:00February 2nd, 2017|

I’ve struggled with where to begin. That’s the thing about stories. Where does it all begin and where does it end. So, I will begin where all good stories do – in the middle. It is from where we are [...]

25 Dec, 2016

Why blog?

2018-02-03T02:23:24+00:00December 25th, 2016|

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

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